HC Deb 21 May 1968 vol 765 cc50-1W
37. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Power, having regard to the average retail price for petrol at 5s. 6d. per gallon, comprising 3s. 11d. duty and Is. 7d. basic for the petrol, and 4d. increase in duty on 19th March 1968, what steps he is now taking to reduce the price of petrol and oil as a contribution to the reduction of prices in accordance with Her Majesty's Government's policy; and whether he will make a statement on petrol and oil prices.

Mr. Gunter

The temporary surcharge on petrol and other oil products, resulting from last summer's Middle East crisis, is currently under review. I will inform the House of the outcome in due course.

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